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NCLC Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Applications are now open for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The National Churchill Leadership Center (NCLC) is pleased to offer the NCLC Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program. Our fellowships provide awards to GW undergraduate student researchers who work on topics of relevance to Winston Churchill’s example of global leadership. This funding will enable faculty-student mentorships to foster further advanced study of Churchill’s leadership and how it applies to the present. Awards range from $500-$2500 depending on the needs of the project. Fellowship projects should be in the form of a written report, multimedia creation, or data visualization.

Fellowship Details

We welcome applications from a broad range of academic disciplines, including but not limited to:

  • History
  • International Relations
  • Economics
  • World Affairs
  • Public Policy
  • Political Science
  • Business
  • Sociology
  • Data Science
  • International Education
  • Public Health
  • Women’s Studies

Interested applicants are invited to discuss potential projects with NCLC staff. Please submit questions to Justin Reash.


Applicants must be currently enrolled GW undergraduate students.

Completion Requirements

  • A summary of research or project presentation must be submitted upon completion of the fellowship
  • Awardees are expected to present their work at the end of the fellowship in a public event at the National Churchill Leadership Center
  • Awardees will be given the opportunity to submit a short article for the monthly Churchill Bulletin, which is sent to over 70,000 subscribers by the International Churchill Society


All applications will be reviewed by a committee of GW librarians, faculty, and International Churchill Society advisors. Awards will be distributed in two payments, at the beginning and completion of the fellowship. Funds can be used to support travel and/or research-related materials, from $500-$2500. 

Application Materials

To be considered, applications must be received by September 30, 2022. Fellowship recipients will be notified in approximately one month. 

  • Statement of Interest introducing yourself and explaining your interest in global leadership and how it relates to the example set by Winston Churchill (250 words maximum).
  • Project proposal outlining your scope of research and how you would utilize the fellowship funding. Please include an anticipated breakdown of costs. (500 words maximum).
  • CV or resume
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor, sent directly by the recommenders to Justin Reash
  • View the application.